Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick… BOOM!!!

Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick… BOOM!!!


Presented by Out of the Box Theatre, this autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre. Jonathan is a young theatre composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical. Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan, who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York City; from his friend Michael, who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security; amidst an artistic community being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. With the clock ticking, Jon is at a crossroads and faces the question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have?
NOTE: This production is rated PG-13 and contains suggestive material and language.
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Friday, April 29th at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 1 at 2:00PM
$35 General, $20 Student/Senior

*Please Note: All audience members are required to show proof of a COVID vaccination or negative test result along with a photo ID to be admitted to any performance.
For the safety of everyone entering Center Stage Theater, both audience and performers must show proof of a COVID vaccination or a negative test. For the test, a PCR test must have been taken within the last 72 hours and an antigen test within the last 24 hours.  There are no masks required for anyone.

Our Box Office is open, and you can use either e-tickets, print-at-home tickets, or request Will Call tickets to be waiting for you at the Box Office. There are no social distancing requirements in place for seating. We are keeping in place our ventilation and air filtration mitigation efforts, and our generous use of hand sanitizer. The HVAC system for the theater is set to bring in 100% fresh air, we are using CDC-recommended MERV-13 filters, the air is turned over 7.35 times an hour and we also have portable HEPA air purifiers (thank you to the Santa Barbara Foundation!). All of our staff are fully vaccinated and performers are either vaccinated or tested negative before performing. We have been welcoming back audiences now since April 30, 2021, and are so pleased to be back to full capacity and be able to see your beautiful faces! If you have any questions please email Executive Director Teri Ball at

All seating is general admission. For all performances, there is no late seating once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.

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